Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Feature Requests & Bug Reports

On Mon, 2006-10-16 at 22:07 +1000, J.A. Gardiner wrote:
> 1. Fade-in / fade-out track transition effect - namely, five second fade-in 
> / fade-out transition effect between tracks.

This is, which has been
around for a while. It's one of those things that everyone thinks would
be very cool, but is never quite at the top of priorities for any of the

While not easy to implement, it shouldn't be that hard, and I'm happy to
give help to anyone who was interesting in implementing it.

> 5. An option within the 'Preferences->General' menu to have Rhythmbox run 
> minimised to the notification area / system tray on OS startup.

If Rhythmbox is minimised to the NA when you quit (either via the tray
icon context menu, or logging out) it start in the tray next time.
Currently there is no always-start-in-tray option though.

> 6. The addition of a 'Now Playing' sidebar (instead of, or in addition to 
> the 'Queue' sidebar) whereby only songs on this now playing list are played 
> and will be repeated. (As it is, songs on the queue list are played once and 
> then playback begins at the next track in the library).

> 7. In-built ID3 tag support.

Unless you have a weird GStreamer installation, Rhythmbox can always
read ID3 tags, so I'm assuming you mean editing tags. If you are using
gst-plugins-good 0.10.3 or later and Rhythmbox 0.9.6 (or 0.9.5 with
--enable-tag-writing passed to configure) Rhythmbox should be able to do

Currently other formats are less well supported, Ogg Vorbis tagging
requiring 0.9.6 and the as-yet-unreleased gst-plugins-base 0.10.11.

> 8. Option within the 'Music' menu to open/play the disc within your CD-Rom 
> drive (in the event that it has not been automatically detected, e.g. it may 
> be a CD-R/RW with no auto-start).

Audio CDs should work fine, but we don't display data cds with tracks on
them at the moment. If people want this it would be fairly simple to do;
so is this something everything thinks would be good?

> 9. Addition of a 'Stop' button on the toolbar / within the 'Control' menu.

This has been debated a few times before. I personally still aren't
convinced that it would do anything useful, is there any real advantage
to stopping over pausing?

> 3. Within the podcast browser window, the width of the individual columns 
> fail to remain at customised widths on restart of the program.

This is related to, and
will probably get fixed at the same time. However when that would be,
I'm not sure.


James "Doc" Livingston
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